However, it is easy to mistake the Falken Azenis FK453 for the Pirelli P Zero since they have similarly identical tread designs. But compared to the Pirelli, the Falken is not as expensive. You can buy a whole set of Azenis FK453 tires for almost half the price of a set of P Zero tires.
In this Falken Azenis FK453 review, I intend to find out if this flagship tire has more to offer than just its low price. It might look like a clone of a more expensive brand, but I bet that Falken ensure the Azenis tire deliver traction, grip, stability, and control that premium sedans and sports coupes require.
I had at my disposal a 2013 Audi A4 2.0T Premium with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger and CVT transmission. The car had the optional 18-inch dynamic 10-spoke wheels and Falken Azenis FK453 tires. The tires have been used for approximately 1,000 miles, which is enough to give me an idea on the wear characteristics of the tire.
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Falken Azenis FK453 Review: Features
The Falken Azenis FK453 features an asymmetric variable tread design with larger shoulder blocks on the outside of the tire. This will provide better cornering grip, enhanced stability, and improved handling while minimizing road noise.
The rigid carcass is further reinforced by layers of nylon to improve high-speed stability and overall durability. Falken also claims the Azenis FK453 is designed to deliver higher levels of comfort with minimal tire roar.
Falken Azenis FK453 Review: Test Drive
In my book, the Audi A4 in Premium trim is perfect for the attributes of the Falken Azenis FK453 since I am expecting the tires to have tons of traction while still remaining comfortable and quiet for a luxury cruise on the highway.
I got on the highway to test the high-speed capabilities of the tire and I am happy to report that I never felt the tires lose traction even when the roads were littered with coarse sand and dirt. Braking was also admirable as I was able to stop the vehicle from high-speed without any hesitation from the tires.
But I bet the primary reason that most people look for the Falken Azenis FK453 is the price. If that is the case, then you won’t be disappointed at all. This tire offers superior value over other lesser-known or Chinese brands.